Kelsie Rudolph is a contemporary ceramic artist based in Helena Montana. She received her Masters's in Fine Art from Montana State University in 2018 and her BFA in art and design with an emphasis on ceramic works from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2013.
She has exhibited her ceramic pieces nationally and internationally in a combination of group and solo shows. Kelsie has completed artist residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Tainan National University of the Arts, Red Lodge Clay Center, and at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.
Kelsie has produced a wide portfolio of sculptural works, ceramic vessels, commissioned artwork, and ceramic furniture that can be throughout her site. Her work combines organic forms with bold and abstract expressions of color.
She currently contributes to the global art world from her studio in Helena, Montana where she spends time with her dog and two cats.
Master of Fine Art
Montana State University-Bozeman
Graduation: May 2018
Bachelor of Fine Art
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Graduation: May 2013
Emphasis in 3D (ceramics)
Long Term Artist in Residence Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Artwork, Helena, MT
Commissioned Artist for Spacial Design by Lunya
Design Miami Mindy Solomon Gallery
Long Term Artist in Residence Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Clay Joinery Workshop Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA (December 15)
Summer Artist in Residence Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT (May - October)
Artist in Residence Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO (February –April)
Studio Assistant Hun Chung Lee, Seoul, South Korea (October-November)
Hand-Building Workshop Lead a three-week hand-building workshop at Hermannsburg Pottery, Hermannsburg, Australia
Instructor of Record Foundations Art – Ideation and Creativity, Spring ’18, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Teaching undergraduate student’s practical skills in ideation as well as how to employ semiotics in a visual manner.
Instructor of Record Foundations Art - 2D/3D Design, Fall ’17, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Teaching undergraduate students the foundational art process of line, color, material and form.
Instructor of Record Foundations Art – Ideation and Creativity, Spring ’17, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Teaching undergraduate student’s practical skills in ideation as well as how to employ semiotics in a visual manner.
Kiln Building In conjunction with the 2017 Biennale – Curitiba, Brazil – Invited participant to build the new cross-draft wood fired kiln for the artists at Sao Lourenco Parque.
Artist in Residence Tainan National University of the Arts, September 2016 – January 2017, Guantian District, Tainan, Taiwan
Artist in Residence (Artist-Invite-Artist)June 2-16, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Studio Assistant To Jeremy Hatch. Assist with studio work - glaze/clay mixing, slip casting, mold making, etc. – 2015 – current, Bozeman, MT.
Studio Assistant To Giselle Hicks. Assist with studio work – glaze/clay mixing, slip casting, sanding, etc. Bozeman, MT
Studio Tech Ceramics Department Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Wood Fire Artist in Residence September 28 – October 28, China Academy of the Art, Hangzhou, China. Provided with studio space and materials in exchange for assisting Graduate and Undergraduate students in the loading and firing of each of their new kilns.
International Lecture China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China. Gave a lecture to the students about my transition from undergraduate education to working as an assistant to Simon Levin.
Kiln Building Assistant to Simon Levin, August 24 – September 24. Assist in the construction of two wood fire kilns at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.
Apprentice at Mill Creek Pottery Apprentice to Simon Levin, June 2013 to July 2014.
Clay Camp Teacher Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Ceramics Monthly, May 2019 issue, page 42
Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award throughNorthern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN to continue research in Yangpyeong, South Korea as an assistant to Hun Chung Lee.
ArtAxis Member, online database of ceramic artists, https://artaxis.org/kelsie-rudolph/
upstream Received $1500 grant to collaborate with a water scientist on a visual project installed in downtown Bozeman. Mountain Time Arts.
Anderson Ranch Scholarship Received $1500 scholarship to attend a two week course at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
MSU Ceramics Guild Scholarship $500 towards travel to Taiwan, matched by the Art Department at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Ceramics Monthly Originally published in May 2019 issue, p. 42, http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society.
The Form Will Find It's Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction 2019 NCECA Annual, p. 78-79
RESIDENT EXHIBITION Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
ACT II Brackett Creek Exhibitions Via Marinaro Gallery, Bozeman, MT
WHEN WAS THAT AGAIN? Tin Works, Bozeman, MT
LIVING WITH ROOM Echo Arts, Bozeman, MT
Clayfest Northwest Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Resident Exhibition Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction NCECA 53rdAnnual Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Shapes of Influence Invited Artist. The Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
Right Here / Over There Solo Thesis Exhibition. Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Parte de Ti Invited Artist. International School of Arts Festival in Havana, Cuba
UPSTREAM Downtown Bozeman, MT
Our Royal Filth Solo Exhibition. The Exit Gallery, Student Union Building, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Kindred Solo Exhibition. Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
Holiday Special Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Small Fan Gallery Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
CLAYFEST Invited Artist. Pottery Northwest 50thAnniversary, Seattle, WA
Juried Ceramics Exhibition Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS